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Women’s Boxing Olympic Fever!

Women’s Boxing Olympic Fever!

The last couple of weeks have been amazing for Women’s Boxing in the United States as mainstream media has begun to pick up on the fact that we’ll actually be fielding a strong women’s team next summer in London.

The momentum will keep building too with the last round of competition before the February 2012 Women’s Olympic Trials coming up next week in Toledo, Ohio at the 2011 National PAL Championships.

The last three slots in each of the Olympic weight classes (112 lbs, 132 lbs, and 155 lbs.) will be selected, and it’s where boxers such as Cleveland’s own Cashmere Jackson will be duking it out to gain the opportunity to pursue their dreams of Olympic Gold.

Meanwhile, the fever pitch continues as seen in this fabulous ESPN piece on New Yorker, Christina Cruz’s dreams of not only winning gold as a member of the first Women’s boxing team to represent the United States at the Pan Am Games, but in her pursuit of the podium at next summer’s Olympic Games

If you have done so already, also check out Soledad O’Brien’s wonderful piece on Marlen Esparza that continues on October 1st on CNN. It is truly inspirational.

Here is the link to the teaser:

http://www.cnn.com/2011/US/09/13/latina.boxer.esparza/index.html


5 Responses to “Women’s Boxing Olympic Fever!”


  1. October 4, 2011 at 1:48 pm

    I have been following the women’s Olympic trials closely. It is a very exciting time for sure. The Marlen Esparza special was fabulous, but I must say I feel ambivalent about the Cruz v. Esparza match-up. As a New Yorker, I feel loyalty to Cruz, but the special was inspiring nonetheless. Thank you! 🙂

  2. 3 campbell
    October 14, 2011 at 9:24 am

    just found your blog looking for the womens boxing trials – i’ll be following Girlboxing !


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